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Jamming Their Transmission: Episode 10, Not Going to AWP 2019, Pt. 3

This episode features writers who are not attending the AWP Conference and Bookfair this year: Roz Morris, Tony Trigilio, Valerie Nieman, Kallie Falandays, Seth Berg, and Michael A. Ferro.

Roz Morris is the author of My Memories of a Future Life, Lifeform Three, Not Quite Lost: Travels Without A Sense of Direction, and the Nail Your Novel series for writers. She teaches creative writing masterclasses for The Guardian.

Tony Trigilio‘s collections of poetry include Inside the Walls of My Own House, the second installment of his multi-volume poem, The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood); The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1); White Noise; Historic Diary; and The Lama’s English Lessons, as well as many chapbooks. Trigilio is also the author of Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics and “Strange Prophecies Anew”: Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg. Trigilio is editor of Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments and co-editor of Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870–1930. A musician as well as a poet and scholar, Trigilio has taught since 1999 at Columbia College Chicago, where he’s a Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry.

Valerie Nieman is the author of To the Bones, Blood Clay, Survivors, Neena Gathering, and Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse.

Cris Mazza’s latest book is Charlatan: New and Selected Stories. Mazza has seventeen other titles of fiction and literary nonfiction including her last book, Something Wrong With Her, a real-time memoir; her first novel How to Leave a Country, which won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction; and the critically acclaimed Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? She is a native of Southern California and is a professor in and director of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “Cliché Alert” is an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Yet to Come.

Kallie Falandays is the author of Dovetail Down the House, All the Water All the Waves and Tiny Openings Everywhere. You can read more of her work in Black Warrior Review, CutBank, Salt Hill, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She lives in Philadelphia, where she runs Tell Tell Poetry.

Seth Berg is the author of Muted Lines from Someone Else’s Memory and Aviary (co-authored with Bradford K. Wolfenden II). ther poems and short fiction can be found in Connecticut Review, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Minnesota.

Michael A. Ferro is the author of TITLE 13. Ferro is also a book critic for numerous literary journals and an editor with the Chicago Writers Association.

Listen to part one HERE.

Listen to part two HERE.

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About John Madera

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.
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